Funny story, but I remember watching this pretty little thing for about six months before I got the nerve to ask her out. I have a very strict code, even in my youth, and since she did not violate any of those standards, she was "fair game".
I remember I was so nervous that I began to hyperventilate and needed a small brown grocery bag to help me keep it together.
I had tried to call her so many times before, but I just couldn't find the words and my mouth would not cooperate.
There was a point that I decided that I could not go through with it, but as the days went by the desire to ask her grew steadily. I decided I couldn't live like that anymore, so I knew I must confront my fear head-on and put this issue to rest once and for all. Being able to confront my fear had become just as important as her answer.
When the time came, I approached her, but not before asking the Lord to give me the words and to see that I did not make a complete fool of myself.
Miraculously, the words did come out, but I was just so happy that I had finally asked her out, that I missed her answer. I apologized to her and asked her to repeat what she had just said. She said, "Sure...I would love to."
I do not remember the drive home that night or even how I got there, because my mind and spirit were soaring heavenward.
We only went out on one date, but we had fun. Turns out she had her eyes on someone else all along and that's okay. I never got to know her well, but I did learn a lot about myself and for that I am thankful.